Okay, so he had a lot of help from his dad, but this third grader’s school project—a wooden model of the Steel Bridge in Portland—is totally awesome. It has all the moving parts of the real bridge; both the lower and upper decks can be lifted to make way for boats on the river.
Singapore Airlines got artist Luca Iaconi-Stewart to build a paper model airplane of one of their Airbus A380s and it’s so impressively detailed that all the tiny paper seats on the model airplane can do everything that the real life version can do in real life. We see how Economy seats compare to Premium Economy,…
I’m at a loss for words. This project and accompanying short film, To Scale: The Solar System by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh, is so incredibly awe-inspiring and so beautifully executed, that it will make me dream of the cosmos tonight (maybe every night). The premise is simple: to build a solar system model to…
Just another adventure for Calvin and Hobbes. This eight-inch-tall figure was sculpted and hand-painted by Emily Coleman of emilySculpts.com. The piece took Coleman 25 hours to complete, who noted that "sculpting comic strip characters is very very hard." Head over to her DeviantArt gallery for more sculpty goodness.
Different eras have different definitions of beauty. A look in the early 1900s can fall out of favor a few years down the road or maybe inspire a style decades later. Cut Video made this video that shows a model getting her and make up done to show what beautiful meant from 1910 to 2010.
Artist Pat Acton recently completed this enormous 1/26 scale model—13.4 feet (4.1 meters) long by 9.2 feet (2.8 meters) wide—of the International Space Station, which uses 282,000 matchsticks, 8 gallons of glue and 1,950 hours of perseverance. He also made modules at 1/13 scale, complete with cutouts that show all the…
Yutaka Sone's Little Manhattan is a solid marble model of Manhattan, breathtaking in its detail. Sploid's Jesus Diaz got to see the mythical piece in person this weekend—click through for a fantastic video.
Chris Burden says his amazing Metropolis II—a gigantic retrofuturistic city model where thousands of slot cars race forever—is not just a city model. Of course it's not. It's a goddamn amazing jesuschrist look at that city model. It looks glorious in this short by Henry & Rel.
Believe it or not, this guy is not human. It's part of what may be the coolest toy in the world, which costs as much as a car.
Well played. Ad agency Victors & Spoils poked fun of mass media's tendency to turn normal humans into plastic Barbie and Ken dolls through their abuse of Photoshop by, well, using Photoshop in reverse. That is, they took a viral photo of a girl in a bikini that had been heavily altered and added more alterations to…
The observable Universe is a 92-billion-light-year sphere—a place so big that it's impossible to imagine its dimensions. But what if the Universe were as small as a scale model train? Then the Horsehead Nebula would look something like the above.
And you thought breaking down your Amazon boxes for recycling was creative—Japanese gamer and amateur modeler Upuaza Touryou just trashed the competition, turning his stack of old flimsy cardboard into an insanely elaborate Buddhist temple.
You can stare at magazines all day and wonder why your body doesn't curve like that and why your butt isn't shaped like that and why your skin doesn't glow like that but you'd only be killing yourself over magic Photoshop fairy dust. Anything we're meant to see is totally fake and this GIF sums up the dramatic…
London's Science Museum has this plaster model, supposedly depicting the head of an executed Chinese Yangstze river pirate, in its collection. But what was the purpose behind creating the model, which depicts the blood vessels, trachea, esophagus, and severed spine? The pictures below are rather gruesomely detailed.
Alice Finch's 400,000-brick LEGO Hogwarts would be impressive enough if she had built just the outside of the grand magical school. But inside, her Hogwarts is even more glorious, containing the rooms and passages Harry Potter traveled in his school days, from the Hogwarts kitchen to the Room of Requirement, creating…
NASA and its partners keep making progress in their quest to design a new passenger airliner that can fly supersonic without making a lot of noise, one of the main problems with the Concorde. And that progress looks space-age awesome.
Adrian Drake spent 475 hours over the course of 21 months to build this painstakingly accurate model of Firefly's Serenity entirely out of Lego bricks. The result is this 135-pound, seven-foot long, 70,000-brick beauty that looks especially shiny paired with its minifig crew.
It might shock you to hear that nobody has ever developed a complete computational model of a living cell. That's because, despite their diminutive size, their internal processes are extremely complex—but now a team of Stanford engineers has succeeded where others have failed.
I love these amazing, ultra-realistic model photography series by the very talented Carrie Becker: Barbie Trashes Her Dreamhouse. I imagine this happening in an alternative universe where Ken leaves her after she turns into a meth head following years of alcohol and coke abuse.
It seems strangely appropriate to spend some time on the scariest day of the year examining the world's largest model of the notorious E. coli bacterium. This model is two million times larger than E. coli itself.